Pat is the Director, Professional Development, Healthcare Sector, Meeting Professionals International.
Pat is the author of “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance”, 1st, ,2nd Edition and 3rd Edition (due to be released in May, 2015), a health policy resource book for meeting professionals, physicians and manufacturers that addresses the impact of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments (formally the Physician Payments Sunshine Act). The book is the resource for the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate program being offered globally through St. Louis University and the CMP-HC. She is also the author of “The Guide to Successful Destination Management” and is a contributing editor to 5 editions of the CIC Manual.
Pat was recently recognized, for the fourth time, by Successful Meetings magazine as One of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry and was also named to the 2015 25 Most Influential Women in the Meeting Industry by Meetings & Incentives magazine. And in July, 2015 Pat was selected as One of the CMP30 by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for impacting others with their career and profession.
She has served as an adjunct Professor at 4 universities and currently Co-chairs the Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board at St. Louis University’s School of Professional Studies and serves as faculty for the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate.
Her honors include being named the first recipient of the International Destination Management Professional of the Year by ADME International, named as One of the Magnificent 7 in the Global Hospitality Industry and was most recently named as One of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business by the St. Louis Business Journal. Pat was also selected as Meeting Professional of the Year by the MPI-St. Louis Chapter and Event Professional of the Year by ISES-Missouri Chapter.
She is proud of her impact and roots within the Hospitality Industry. Pat served on the Convention Industry Council (CIC) CMP/Healthcare Certification Governance Committee. She is past president of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), St. Louis Chapter, Founder and Past President of the International Special Event Society (ISES-Missouri Chapter) and Past President of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADME).
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